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For rescuers

This section is intended for healthcare professionals, paramedics, police officers, and firefighters who may be the first point of contact with holders of the World Emergency Card in situations where every second counts. Here you will find important information and instructions on how to effectively use the card and stickers with QR codes in your work, without the need for an additional application.

Detailed instructions on how to use the World Emergency Card, including two options for data reading:

By bringing a smartphone close to the card with an NFC chip:

Read data from the card quickly and effortlessly by bringing your smartphone close to the NFC chip on the card.

Scanning the QR Code on the other side of the card:

Use your smartphone's camera to read data from the QR code located on the other side of the card.

Important health information:

Access to medical history, allergies, medications, and chronic diseases of the cardholder.

Emergency contact person:

Contact information for a person who could provide further information or confirmation.

Warnings and notices:

Special warnings or instructions that medical professionals should be aware of." For example, pacemaker, etc.

Emergency Scenario

Sarah is a 45-year-old woman who suffers from a nut allergy and has a history of heart disease. One afternoon, she begins to experience severe breathing difficulties and chest pain. Someone calls 112, and the emergency services immediately dispatch.

Rapid Response: The emergency service arrives on the scene and finds that the patient is unable to speak and is in distress. No medical documents are available.

World Emergency Card: The rescue team checks the World Emergency Card QR code sticker
on the patient's mobile phone and quickly scans the QR code using their smartphone. This grants them access to vital information.

Important Information: The healthcare professionals discover that Sarah has a nut allergy and takes medication for heart disease. They also obtain contact details for her husband John, who can provide further information.

Quick Action: The medics immediately administer necessary allergy treatment to the patient
and begin resuscitation. They also contact John to inform him of the situation.

Life Saved: Thanks to the quick response and the available information from the World Emergency Card, the healthcare professionals are able to stabilize Sarah and transport her
to the hospital for further care and a smooth recovery.

This scenario illustrates how vital the World Emergency Card and its QR code sticker can
be in saving lives in an emergency.
With rapid and easy access to important information, healthcare professionals can provide quick and effective care, which can be crucial.

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